There is a myth, propagated mostly by certain men's magazines, that being a stylish man requires tremendous effort. We must keep an eye to the fashion runways in Italy, to the ready-to-wear shows, to Fashion Week in New York in order to appear as if we care what we look like. Hogwash. The truth is there are dozens of quicker and easier ways to look better, more with it, more stylish – all with a minimum of effort. We tapped designers Billy Reid and John Varvatos, as well as stylist-to-the-stars Joey Tierney, to offer their input on these 25 simple, ready-to-impress tips for instantly upping your style quotient.
Always choose quality fabric.
As important as a tailor is the grade of fabric, so bury the instinct to skimp on lesser items that won't last – they'll look like it. "Quality work is key," says Reid. "Also, knowing how you prefer your personal fit will help your tailor achieve the results you want."
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